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New! Joy-Filled Marriage, Online Course Access!

For Dioceses

Dioceses from around the country have prepared tens of thousands of couples for marriage using the award-winning Joy-Filled Marriage program.

Now, whether they choose the all-digital course or physical materials with included online access options, dioceses can decide how to best build in flexibility to their planning.

 

For Parishes

Parishes need flexibility now more than ever. With our all-digital course or physical materials with included online access options, parishes can concentrate on the pastoral connection with couples.

Using the Joy-Filled Marriage program, couples will be presented with the truth and beauty of the sacramentality of marriage along with the life skills needed to live a joy-filled marriage.

 

For Individual Couples

In challenging times, couples are looking for ways to prepare for the sacraments in a safe and effective manner. Couples are encouraged to talk to their pastor about the possibility of utilizing the all-digital Joy-Filled Marriage program as a part of the marriage preparation process.

Couples should always get approval from their parish and diocese before beginning the program if they are planning on using it as part of their official marriage preparation.

 

For Engaged Couples

Live 2-Hour Guided Discussion

Physical Components

Online Videos

Online Couple’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Completion Certificate

For Engaged Couples

Online Course

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Live 2-Hour Guided Discussion

Physical Components

Online Videos

Online Couple’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Completion Certificate

For Engaged Couples

Couples Set + Online Course

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Live 2-Hour Guided Discussion


Physical Components

God's Plan Couple's Guide (x2), Life Skills Couple's Guide (x2), Couple's Journal

Online Videos

Online Couple’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Completion Certificate

For Engaged Couples

Online Course + Live Guided Discussion

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Live 2-Hour Guided Discussion

Physical Components

Online Videos

Online Couple’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Completion Certificate

For Leaders

Physical Components

Online Videos

Online Leader’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Online Couple’s Guide

For Leaders

Online Course +
Leaders Set

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Physical Components

Couple's Journal, God's Plan Leader's Guide, Life Skills Leader's Guide

Online Videos

Online Leader’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Online Couple’s Guide

For Leaders

Starter Pack +
Online Course

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Physical Components

God's Plan Couple's Guide, Life Skills Couple's Guide, Couple's Journal, God's Plan Leader's Guide, Life Skills Leader's Guide, DVD Set

Online Videos

Online Leader’s Guide

Online Quizzes

Online Couple’s Guide

Award-Winning Videos

Powerful, engaging presentations based on the Theology of the Body featuring Christopher West and Catholic couples sharing their faith stories.

Online Couple’s Guide

Includes summaries, activities and discussion questions.

Assessment Quizzes

Each session includes an interactive quiz to check for understanding and confirm engagement with the content.

Course Completion Certificate

Certifying that all sessions have been watched and course materials completed.

Are you looking for just the sacramentality or life skills component?

Helping prepare engaged couples to embrace God’s plan for the sacrament of matrimony is an honor and a privilege. In today’s climate, it is also a challenge. Joy-Filled Marriage is a marriage preparation program designed to meet that challenge. The two components of the program—Life Skills for Couples and God’s Plan for Love—are complemented by a beautiful Couple's Journal. This program offers a comprehensive approach to marriage preparation that covers not only the sacramentality and theology of marriage, but the practical life skills necessary to live out the rich Catholic vision of marriage.

This program incorporates a three-stage approach:

  • Learning Stage: Couples learn sound principles and a fresh, virtue-based approach to life skills, as well as the Catholic vision of marriage and the beautiful and significant gift of sexuality.
  • Discuss and Discover Stage: Through a variety of focused questions and activities, couples discuss their relationships, learn about themselves, and begin applying what they have learned.
  • Plan and Build Stage: Couples recognize topics they may need to discuss at a later date, identify shared goals, and set a unified vision to build a joy-filled marriage. All this is captured in one wonderful keepsake, the Couple's Journal.

This program will help participants:

  • Appreciate what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage, and why
  • Embrace the gift of grace that makes a lifelong, joy-filled marriage possible
  • Explore important topics, identify shared goals, and set concrete plans to build a joy-filled marriage

Joy-Filled Marriage is most effective as a complete program. If circumstances do not allow you to run the complete program, you can learn more about the individual components by clicking below.

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Awards

Ascension has graciously accepted the following awards for this program.
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2019

Bronze Telly Winner

"The Dance"

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